CHINA: China to construct”silk road over 2021 ~2025

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At the end of last year, China announced plans to launch a new satellite, to track shipping routes and monitor changes in the sea in the Arctic.

The plan said China would “participate in pragmatic cooperation in the North Pole” and “raise its ability to participate in the protection and utilisation of the South Pole”.

China has been eyeing lucrative mineral resources as well as potential new shipping routes in Arctic regions.

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